OVERVIEW: The Walt Disney Studios is proud to announce the release of its high-tech, action-packed adventure TRON: Legacy, available April 5th on multiple home entertainment platforms, including Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Copy, Movie Download and On-Demand. Also making its long-awaited Blu-ray debut on April 5th is TRON: The Original Classic Special Edition.
Sure to light-up fans this Spring, TRON: Legacy provides consumers with the ultimate Hi-Def Blu-ray experience with breathtaking 1080p visuals and superior 7.1 surround sounds that bring to life the visually stunning world of TRON. Taking you further behind the grid, are also in-depth bonus features on the making of the film (i.e., creating the futuristic vehicles and world of TRON, storyline mythologies, actors/characters and more) and the all-new Disney Second Screen interactive experience.
Disney Second Screen transforms the movie watching experience by allowing viewers to explore the story behind the film perfectly synched on a second device, like an iPad™ or laptop, without interrupting their enjoyment of the movie. By simply accessing the Disney Second Screen companion application on their Internet-connected device, consumers are able to dive deeper into the film by engaging with elements including 360-degree vehicle turnarounds, interactive progression reels, and more. Disney Second Screen directions and access codes can be found inside the Blu-ray Disc packaging. Audio synching is powered by TVPLUS
SYNOPSIS: Disney presents a high-tech motion picture unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Immerse yourself in the digital world of TRON, as celebrated actor Jeff Bridges stars in a revolutionary visual effects adventure beyond imagination. When Flynn, the world’s greatest video game creator, sends out a secret signal from an amazing digital realm, his son discovers the clue and embarks on a personal journey to save his long-lost father. With the help of the fearless female warrior Quorra, father and son venture through an incredible cyber universe and wage the ultimate battle of good versus evil.
Sam Flynn: Dad?
Kevin Flynn: Sam.
Sam Flynn: Long time.
Kevin Flynn: You have no idea.
It has been a long time, 28 years to be exact. Wow, 28 years later for a sequel to
Tron, something that I thought would never happen. Almost too long for a sequel to pop up, but I think this was the right time. Tron fans, YES! Finally! Let’s celebrate this wondrous event. Obviously, this is a must see for Tron fans as well as sci-fi fans at large. This is a visual extravaganza and an audio delight! The story is pretty good and it ties in very nicely with the first one. It was a special treat to have both Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner playing their respective roles again, Kevin Flynn and Alan
Bradley/Tron, especially after so many years. They both did a fine job bringing those characters back to life. It was popular opinion back in the day that the original Tron movie was way ahead of its time in concept and special effects. Remember, this was 1982. I wouldn’t quite say that this contemporary sequel is ahead of its time, but it sure is more than amazing, definitely. Again, this movie is visually stunning, almost as much as Avatar. Needless to say, the special effects are top notch and they alone make the movie worth watching. Even from the very beginning of the movie, the newest Disney studio logo presentation (you know the one with the realistic castle and the train in the distance of a beautiful countryside and fireworks appear and Tink does her thing) was modified to be more appropriate with the Tron theme and boy does it look cool. The screening I attended was in IMAX 3D. Seeing it in IMAX is highly recommended. As far as the 3D aspect of it, well I’m hearing some people say it is not necessary to see it in 3D and yes, to an extent I agree, but it sure doesn’t hurt. Some of you might also be wondering if seeing the first one is a requirement. Well, considering that it is very difficult to get your hands on a copy, if you don’t already have one or know someone that does you might not have a choice. I wouldn’t say it’s necessary but it does give a lot of background on Kevin Flynn, his company, Tron himself, and why this computer world looks and functions the way it does. It would help this one make a little more sense, but you can get away with not seeing the first one.
Kevin Flynn: The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they traveled through the computer. Ships, motorcycles. With the circuits like freeways. I kept dreaming of a world I thought I'd never see. And then, one day... I got in.
Can you imagine? Well this movie will help you with that. This movie is techy at times given the subject matter, but it won’t blow you away with it. It is also a little cheesy at times during some scenes and with some of the script, but the rest of the movie makes up for it. It has the potential to stimulate your intellect a bit, but it really exceeds in stimulating your senses, especially sight and hearing. Did I mention that the special effects and overall visual aspect of this movie is phenomenal? Yeah. The sound effects for this film are just as good. I will be quite upset if this movie does not get an Oscar nomination in the sound categories as well as special effects at least. Not to mention that Daft Punk is a major contributor to the soundtrack. How appropriate is that? As far as the rest of the cast, Olivia Wilde as Quorra was sharp with her performance as well as with her looks. Michael Sheen did an interesting job playing the over the top character Castor. And then there’s Garrett Hedlund playing the major role of Sam Flynn, Kevin’s son. I wasn’t too confident at first about him with this lead role, but he was exceptional; reminiscent of a young Mark Hamill playing Luke Skywalker for the first time. I was also impressed with Director Joseph Kosinski’s work with this production considering it is only his first major motion picture direction.
Sam Flynn: Alan, you're acting like I'm going to find him
sittin' at work, just, "Hey, kiddo, lost track of time."
Alan Bradley: Wouldn't that be something.
That line gives me chills, in a good way, as does this movie as a whole. Off the top of my head, two of the most visually stunning movies of this year are Alice in Wonderland and Inception. This one is easily, I mean easily in that category.
By Cine Marcos
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 1.78:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture of both films
flawless, bringing to perfection the excitement of the races
and the richness of the special effects. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 7.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby
Digital that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes
English Spanish French
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P 3D
1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, French
7.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
English, French & Spanish English
The Next Day: Flynn Lives Revealed
Disney Second Screen –
Launching The Legacy
Music Video “Derezzed” written, produced and performed by Daft Punk
All bonus features from TRON: The Original Classic Special Edition
Installing the Cast
First Look at TRON: Uprising – the Disney XD animated series
DVD & Movie Download
Blu-ray of TRON: The Original Classic Special Edition
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